Christ Pantocrator

depiction of Christ

In Christian iconography, Christ Pantocrator (Greek: Χριστὸς Παντοκράτωρ)[1] is the very specific depiction of Christ. Pantocrator or Pantokrator, usually translated as "Almighty" or "all-powerful", came from one of many names of God in Judaism.

Jesus Christ Pantocrator (Detail from the deesis mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul)
Christ Pantocrator in the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre's catholicon. Church domes are a common site of Pantocrator images

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  1. παντοκράτωρ. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at Perseus Project